Tag Archives: Manchester Friends of the Earth

Upcoming Event: Friends of the Earth “What’s on your plate: Cooking your dinner or the planet?” Tues Oct 9th, #Manchester

So, below is a bit of the press release for a meeting next Tuesday, from 7pm to 9pm at the Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE  (two minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens).  It’s based around a … Continue reading

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They’re de-paving a parking lot and putting up a paradise – #Manchester FoE, 21st Friday

Shameless cut and paste below of a Manchester Friends of the Earth press release about something happening in the Northern Quarter on Friday. PARK(ing) Day: Want fifty shades of green, not fifty shades of grey? On Friday 21st September, Manchester … Continue reading

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#Manchester Friends of the Earth “Powering the Future” event: (Damian) Cross post

A couple of weeks ago Manchester Friends of the Earth* held a public meeting with lots of knowledgeable speakers and a question and answer session. FoE member Damian Cross very promptly put up an event report, which we’ve only just … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Manchester City Council going through the fracking motions

Manchester City Council’s dominant Labour group has passed a radically-amended motion about “fracking,” a controversial process of accessing hard-to-reach natural gas.  The original motion, which called on the Council to “declare itself a ‘Fracking-Free Zone’,” was put forward by one … Continue reading

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(Fracking Awful Event) Report: MCFly unco-operative? Bank on it.

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson finds out that his price is a little higher than a free ice-cream and a comp showing of an American eco-documentary. I would have been better off staying at the Friends of the Earth meeting (1). … Continue reading

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Setting Manchester City Council in ‘Green’ Motion?

On Wednesday 11th of July, Manchester City Council will meet and discuss a motion about ‘Making Manchester more Sustainable’. The motion has been put forward by Chorlton councillor Victor Chamberlain, one of 9 Liberal Democrats in the Labour-dominated 96 -member … Continue reading

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SEMMMS like old times

Went to a Friends of the Earth meeting tonight(1). It was arranged so we could learn more about the new plans for “Airport City” (see previous MCFly story here) and the road that will – if/when it is built, at … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth “Election” shocker

After bitterly-fought contests in which mud was slung and babies were kissed … No, but seriously; Manchester Friends of the Earth held its Annual General Meeting and Christmas Social tonight. No mud was slung, nor babies kissed. The event was … Continue reading

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Campaign Update: Friends of the Earth’s Final Demand

MCFly invited Ali Abbas of Friends of the Earth Manchester to tell us about FoE’s “Final Demand” campaign. The Big Six energy companies have a lot to answer for. Public anger has been growing as record prices, with average annual … Continue reading

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